CO2-EOR Monitoring and Surveillance Consultant — Saudi Arabia

at Saudi Aramco
Location Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted October 26, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5

Description

Position Description Saudi Aramco seeks an experienced CO2-EOR monitoring and surveillance consultant to join the Reservoir Engineering Technology team at EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). The Center carries out cutting-edge upstream research and development at Saudi Aramco. It is an integrated organization, where researchers, technologists and strategists work together as teams developing inventive and original solutions to the company's numerous upstream technical challenges. The Center provides a platform for innovation and creativity in which "pushing the technology envelope" is expected. It gives an opportunity to work on the world's largest reservoirs and make a difference in global energy supply. EXPEC ARC research teams develop a vast range of dynamic upstream technologies spanning from the nano-scale, all the way to the giga-scale.

The Reservoir Engineering Technology team develops technologies with the main goal of increasing the recovery factor from our reservoirs. The target for ultimate oil recovery is to reach and go beyond 70% through advanced IOR and fit-for-purpose EOR technologies. This is accomplished through field pilots, advanced reservoir monitoring and surveillance technologies, better reservoir characterization, understanding the fluid flow at the pore level, and through the application of nanotechnology in reservoir engineering. Some examples of forefront technologies include deep electromagnetic to illuminate the reservoir, new sensors for borehole gravity measurements revealing density variations and estimating fluid contacts and movement, pore network modeling for petrophysical characterization, and advanced mud logging while drilling for rock formations and fluids. Minimum Requirements As the successful candidate you should have a minimum of bachelor degree in engineering or equivalent technical field.

Must have an advanced degree and minimum of 5-10 years of relevant field EOR M&S experience.

Should have research and extensive field experience in EOR M&S activities for miscible (CO2) and/or other EOR projects.

Engineering experience including implementation of M&S plans in field EOR projects.

Prior field experience in implementing M&S plans EOR projects a must.

Geochemical monitoring experience a definite plus

Must be conversant with and demonstrate expertise in a wide spectrum of methods; from time tested open/cased hole logging, coring, single and interwell tracer tests, to emerging technologies such as bore-hole gravimetry, cross-well EM and cross-well resistivity tomography, and geophysical methods (cross-well seismic, 4D seismic and 4D VSP).

Excellence in research will be evidenced by the candidate's publications, invited presentations, patents, and professional society activities.

Must be able to train/mentor junior scientists and engineers. Duties & Responsibilities You will be expected to be able to peform the following:

Lead monitoring and surveillance (M&S) activities for EOR projects (including pilots), especially for miscible CO2 floods. This should include developing appropriate M&S plans for field EOR projects, executing and implementing them to obtain and
analyze appropriate data for evaluating a successful project. These should include tracking of the flow behavior of CO2 in the subsurface, monitor the performance of CO2 injection process, track CO2 plume evolution and flood front, and assess the efficacy of the field project with
respect to CO2 sequestration, additional oil recovery and reserves addition beyond water flooding.

Activities will include pre- and post-project tests, and data acquisition for a field project.

Lead geochemical studies.

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